Everything You Need to Know About USA Outlet Malls, Conveniently in One Place

Outlet centers have become an important part of the new retail landscape. They combine name-brand goods at discount prices and are usually located in the so-called “metropolitan shadow”, where land is inexpensive and centers can grow to massive proportions. Put in plain English, a huge variety of your favorite brands, all in one place and for very cheap! The very first of the USA outlet malls opened in Reading, Pennsylvania, in 1974. Nowadays, there are hundreds of factory outlet malls nationwide.

There are two breeds of factory outlet shopping venues to look out for, the behemoth outdoor centers spread out on a single floor with parking all around and the factory outlet malls, which are typically indoor venues, differing from regular malls because of their a high percentage of factory outlet store tenancy. The multi-floor indoor malls are also often nearer to large cities, which is great. However, because of this they typically need to be more compact that unfortunately limits them in size and growth potential. The two options does have have one very important thing in common, designer labels! Designer labels are the prime feature of an outlet mall or center.

A few examples of some highly sought after brands.
Burberry • CoachChloeDiorDKNYGiorgio ArmaniGucciJ.CrewLacosteLast Call by Neiman MarcusNikePolo Ralph LaurenPradaSaks Fifth Avenue Off 5thTod’sTory BurchVersace
USA Outlet Malls

USA Outlet Malls: The Breakdown

Largest US Outlet CentersAccording to Value Retail News, outlet malls in the United States represent roughly 70 million square feet of retail space distributed between 179 outlet centers, a number growing by the year. Among 51 developers who own these outlets, the three largest players (each with a portfolio of more than 10 million sf) are Premium Outlets, a Simon Property Group with 70 centers, Tanger Factory Outlet Centers with 33 centers and Mills, a Simon Company with 7 centers.

Woodbury Common Premium Outlets in upstate New York, which has been on the largest USA outlet malls lists as long as there has been lists, is also known to be one of the most popular in the world. Sawgrass Mills/Colonnade Outlets in Sunrise, Florida, is another star among USA outlet malls with a 67% outlet store tenancy. More of the largest USA outlet malls are listed below.

Woodbury Common Premium OutletsCentral ValleyNY845,000Premium Outlets/Simon1985
Orlando Premium OutletsOrlandoFL775,297Premium Outlets/Simon1981
San Marcos Premium OutletsSan MarcosTX748,237Premium Outlets/Simon1990
VF Outlet CenterReadingPA734,000VF Outlet1970
Tanger Outlet CenterRiverheadNY729,475Tanger Factory Outlet Centers1994
Birch Run Premium OutletsBirch RunMI689,232Premium Outlets/Simon1986
Camarillo Premium OutletsCamarilloCA674,000Premium Outlets/Simon1995
Atlantic City Outlets, The WalkAtlantic CityNJ670,000Cordish Company2003
Tanger Outlets at the ArchesDeer ParkNY653,780Tanger Factory Outlet Centers2008
Wrentham Village Premium OutletsWrenthamMA616,000Premium Outlets/Simon1997
Miromar Outlets Southwest FloridaEsteroFL605,537Miromar Development Corporation1998
Rio Grande Valley Premium OutletsMercedesTX580,000Premium Outlets/Simon2006
Gilroy Premium OutletsGilroyCA578,000Premium Outlets/Simon1990
Tanger Outlet CenterRehoboth BeachDE568,938Tanger Factory Outlet Centers1989
Rockvale OutletsLancasterPA565,000PA Outlet Management1986
Louisiana BoardwalkBossier CityLA550,000O & S Holdings2005
Orlando Premium Outlets VinelandOrlandoFL550,000Premium Outlets/Simon2000
Philadelphia Premium OutletsLimerickPA550,000Premium Outlets/Simon2007
North Georgia Premium OutletsDawsonvilleGA540,000Premium Outlets/Simon1996
Las Vegas Premium OutletsLas VegasNV540,000Premium Outlets/Simon2003
Houston Premium OutletsCypressTX540,000Premium Outlets/Simon2008
Grove City Premium OutletsGrove CityPA533,603Premium Outlets/Simon1994
Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USANiagara FallsNY533,000AWE Talisman Companies1982
Las Americas Premium OutletsSan DiegoCA525,000Premium Outlets/Simon2001
Williamsburg Premium OutletsWilliamsburgVA524,522Premium Outlets/Simon1988
Desert Hills Premium OutletsCabazonCA500,000Premium Outlets/Simon1990